The Odeon Cinema was opened in 1935 in South Chingford.

The Cinema, noted for its art deco lines and dominated by a tower was said to be the best example, other than the 'Odeon' Leicester Square, of Andrew Mather's rather brash approach to Odeon design.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The site of the Odeon in South ChingfordThe site of the Odeon in South Chingford (Image: Gary Stone)

It closed in 1972 to be replaced with a supermarket.

  • Gary Stone is a local historian (Instagram - @chingfordhistorical)